Issue Date: April 24, 2017
Frog mucus peptide kills flu virus
The slimy mucus that coats the skin of an Indian frog contains peptides that destroy the H1 influenza virus, according to a team of researchers led by Joshy Jacob of Emory University. One of these flu-killing peptides appears to be harmless to human cells, making it a promising antiviral candidate to fight the flu (Immunity 2017, DOI: 10.1016/j.immuni.2017.03.018). . . .
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